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Updated on May 18, 2020 Useful Info

Hue Royal Tombs- The Nguyen Dynasty

Traveling to Hue, you should visit Hue Royal Tombs of the Nguyen dynasty.

Hue Royal Tombs of the Nguyen emperors in the ancient capital of Hue are places that you should not miss. To see an ancient Hue in the past, through its very own architectural features in a charming space. Below are the top 4 most beautiful royal tombs that you must visit.

Gia Long Tomb

Gia Long Mausoleum is located about 20 km from Hue to the West, also known as Thien Tho Lang. This is the burial place of the emperor who founded the Nguyen Dynasty, which is the last feudal dynasty of Vietnam. Gia Long Mausoleum is located on the highest hill among 42 hills of Thien Tho mountain.

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Although the location is somewhat remote, the mausoleum attracts visitors to visit by the simplicity of the architectural style and the pristine but not less romantic of the surrounding landscape.

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Tomb of Gia Long is also the only place where the empress is buried with the Emperor. Gia Long's grave is on the left and Thua Thien Cao Hoang Hau's grave is on the right. Although the architecture and layout of the tomb is quite simple, in harmony with the surrounding space. Coming from the green pine hill covered with hills, until the pink lotus pond surrounded by the tombs. With the scent of young grass and the view of buffaloes and herds in the distance, visitors walk under the green pine trees as feeling relaxed and strangely peaceful.

Minh Mang Tomb

Minh Mang Tomb, also known as Hieu Lang, is located about 12 km from Hue City. It is a complex of 40 large and small constructions, located on cool hills and rivers. The mausoleum has a symmetrical balanced architectural layout,

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In the middle of architectural monuments that is the sacred axis only for the emperor, through a series of works including the main door, the courtyard, the stele house, the courtyard, Hien Duc Gate and Sung An palace. Alternating among these buildings, there are lotus lakes and hills covered with evergreen pine trees, giving the scenery a charming and classic beauty.

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Minh Mang Tomb brings in all the charms of nature, has been revised to set the context for architectural works. The whole tomb area is like the Minh Mang emperor lying on his head on Kim Phung mountain, with his legs stretching out the junction of the river, and his hands are two halves of lotus lakes reaching out.

Khai Dinh Tomb

Khai Dinh mausoleum is located only about 10 km from Hue city center. This is where the 12th emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty rested. Khai Dinh's tomb, also known as Ung Lang, was built on September 4, 1920, and it was completed after 11 years. Khai Dinh emperor sent all the people to France to buy iron and steel, cement ... and then took the boat to Japan, China to buy porcelain, colored glass ... to build the mausoleum. It can be said that this is a project that consumed a lot of lives and money of the people at that time, but nowadays, it brings a special cultural and artistic value.

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The architecture in the Khai Dinh tomb is the result of the combination of the two East-West cultures in the history of the transitional period and is the quintessence of the ancestors left to us.

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With the rectangular architecture rising 127 steps, the influence of many different architectural characteristics such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Gothic, Roman. Khai Dinh Tomb is as know as the smallest but the most beautiful and expensive tomb in the royal tomb's system of the Nguyen dynasty and in the World.

Tu Duc Tomb

Tomb of Tu Duc is the resting place of the 4th emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, also known as Khiem Lang. Tu Duc mausoleum is located about 7 km from Hue city center, with the tomb complex divided into two areas, the worshipping area, and the burial area.

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The mausoleum has an elaborate structure with charming scenery, the whole tomb is like a large park. Around the mausoleum, there are flowing streams, the sound of pine trees, and all kinds of birds chirping and singing.

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Tu Duc Royal tomb stands out by the harmony in lines, not angular like other architectural relics. It is the Bat Trang ceramics paved road starting from Vu Khiem gate, passing in front of Khiem Cung Mon and winding around the tomb and suddenly lurking in the rows of great plumeria trees near the royal tomb of Le Thien Anh empress.

Traveling to Hue, you should visit Top 4 most beautiful Hue Royal Tombs to admire the beauty as well as the fabulous history of the last dynasty in Vietnam!